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Fort Worth Grandmother Killed After Being Caught in Shootout Crossfire

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    Grandmother Killed After Being Caught in Shootout Crossfire

    A Fort Worth grandmother is dead after being caught in the crossfire of a shootout Friday. (Published Monday, Aug. 19, 2019)

    A Fort Worth grandmother is dead after being caught in the crossfire of a shootout Friday.

    The shooting happened outside the Eastwood Food Mart in the 4000 block of Wilbarger Street.

    Witnesses said 55-year-old Sheri Hill was an innocent bystander.

    Hill was walking away from the store when gunfire erupted between a man walking out the door and a car in the parking lot. Hill was shot and later died at the hospital. Those involved in the shooting sped away from the scene.

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    "It hurts. It hurts bad, really bad," said Amy Tutt, who lived next door to Hill for 50 years.

    On Sunday, Fort Worth police arrested Cardae Davis, 24, and charged him with murder. He's being held in the Tarrant County Jail on $150,000 bond.

    Fort Worth police said the investigation was ongoing and surveillance video from outside the store was handed over to police.

    Even with an arrest, Tutt said it was not enough.

    She said she was haunted by Hill's death and past killings, believing some nearby convenience stores attract crime and violence.

    "It's not easy living in a neighborhood that I've lived in for 50 years and I don't even want to send my grandkids walking to the store like we did when we were kids," Tutt said. "What can you do if you want to go to a store and be safe?"

    Hill's brother, Roosevelt Stolden, said the family is heartbroken.

    To add to their tragedy, Hill lost her own son to gun violence last summer.

    Funeral services for Hill are planned for Saturday at the Azle & Lake Worth Funeral Home.

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